Council selects administrator for town’s CDGB project
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 13, 2012 | 626 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
PARRISH — The Parrish Town Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution to hire Peggy Matthews of Community Consultants as the administrator of the town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) project at Tuesday’s meeting.

Under the CDBG’s regulations, an administrator and engineer are required to be hired before the municipality’s project begins. The upcoming project will pertain to the paving of several of the town’s roads that are in need of repair.

The project’s engineer will be determined at the Feb. 14 town council meeting.

In other actions from the meeting:

•A motion to approve the hiring of Williams Excavating to clear ditches in the Bell Camp Road area to relieve flooding at a cost of $3,500 passed unanimously.

•The council voted unanimously to purchase 2,000 Easter eggs at a cost of $208 for the Parrish Easter Egg hunt on April 7.

•The Town of Parrish received an honorable mention for the Alabama League of Municipalities “Municipal Quality of Life Award” for towns with populations under 5,000. The award which was published in the Jan. 2012 Alabama Municipal Journal magazine, detailed the progress the town has made in raising the quality of life of its community — including reducing crime, securing grants for several area projects and taking a proactive approach to improving the well-being of its citizens.

•The police and park director reports were read.

•A motion to pay the town’s bills passed unanimously.